Author: Michael Rohde

The Rise of the Online Resale Marketplace

Companies like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba generally get all of the headlines as global leaders in the online marketplace area (although none have managed to achieve complete global domination). While Amazon is considered a global leader, local players such as Flipkart in India and Alibaba in China maintain the lead in their local markets. And …

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Reinventing the Pallet: Is Plastic the Future?

When it comes to buying, selling, and shipping, the pallet is usually the last thing anyone might think about, but it’s also one of the most ubiquitous aspects of the retail industry. According to Forbes, there are nearly 2 billion pallets circulating in the U.S at any given time. While many take the pallet for …

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Trying Something New with Proven Methodologies

“To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” ~Tiny Buddha For major retailers with a history going back several decades, doing something new usually means pulling away from the-way-we’ve-always-done-it, which doesn’t always allow for new ideas. At B-Stock, we are all about new ideas, especially when it comes to …

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STORE 2018 – Toronto, Canada – May 29 & 30

B-Stock is headed to Toronto, Canada for the STORE 2018 May 29 & 30. STORE is Retail Council of Canada’s annual two-day conference. With an agenda and networking opportunities targeted to the unique needs of the dynamic retail industry in Canada, STORE is the must-attend event of the season. Please join us at Booth #226 …

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Retailers Need a Liquidation Solution for Returned Items

The news no online retailer wants to hear: around 30% of all online purchases are returned. What’s more, nearly half of all consumers will at one point return something they purchased online. For the 2017 holiday season, it was estimated that online holiday sales would rise 13.8% to $107.4 billion; imagine having a third of that …

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Mobile Buyer Spotlight: Elizabeth Chen — Trillion Trade

The secondary mobile market is estimated at $25B and it is growing in the U.S. and worldwide. The used smartphone market will grow 4 to 5 times faster than the overall smartphone market with annual upgrades and trade-in programs playing the biggest role in this growth. To provide an idea of just how large the …

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Where the U.S. Shops for Clothes

A recent study was published showing where Americans shop for clothes. The answer may or may not surprise you, with Walmart, Amazon, Target, and Kohl’s in the top spots. These retailers are all known for values and deals. Walmart and Amazon are also leading the charge in online grocery sales, putting them in dominant positions …

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Buyers Want These 3 Things From Sellers

It was Sun Tzu who once said, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” And it was Sensei Wu who once said, “The best way to defeat your enemy is to make them your friend.” While one of those philosophers wrote the Art of …

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